Platinum Coins, Platinum Bullion and Platinum Bars
Buy Platinum Bullion Coins, Bars & Rounds
Have you been thinking about expanding into Platinum and wondering what is the best place to buy Platinum? Buying Platinum bullion, rounds and coins is an excellent way to expand your Precious Metals investments into a new area. Buying Platinum is simple and rewarding when you shop with APMEX. We have an enormous inventory, and when you consider that in combination with our impeccable reputation, you know APMEX is a logical first stop when you’re ready to move into Platinum investment.
Platinum is produced in the form of Platinum coins, Platinum bars, and Platinum rounds, like all Precious Metals. The most respected mints and Precious Metal refiners around the world engage in Platinum production. Platinum is among the world’s most important Precious Metal commodities and is an intriguing Precious Metal investment option. While metallurgists have been aware of the existence of Platinum for hundreds of years, it was largely considered a by-product of Gold mining until the late 18th century, when its properties were properly tested and understood. Today, Platinum is most commonly used as an industrial commodity; it is an essential component in the manufacture of catalytic converters. For an investor, Platinum can play an important role in a modern, diverse portfolio. Like all Precious Metals, Platinum prices generally move independent of the stock market and can provide some stability to your investment portfolio during an economic downturn.
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Platinum coins may well stay in your family for generations, serving as both a bullion investment and a collectible piece. Platinum coins will become more and more collectible because of the beauty of their design, scarcity and demand. Each year, new coins are minted in variations which may never be produced again. APMEX only sells Platinum coins minted by the most trusted mints in the world. These mints include the United States Mint, Royal Canadian Mint, Perth Mint, Austrian Mint among others.
Platinum coins are sold at a premium above Platinum spot prices because of their unique designs and limited availability. Coins are usually sold in brilliant uncirculated condition, never having been used as actual circulating currency. Once a coin loses its luster, it begins to lose the status associated with pristine condition. The highest quality Platinum coins are known as proof coins. Popular for their crisp designs, proof coins are struck more than once, which gives them their brilliant shine.
Platinum Bullion Coins
Platinum bullion coins come in a variety of sizes, from 1/10 of an ounce to 1 ounce, and several sizes in between. Renowned mints and refiners all over the world create unique and valuable Platinum bullion coins. Whether you are a beginning or experienced collector, you will find a coin that fits your interests and your budget. Some of our most popular Platinum coins include the Platinum Eagle and the Platinum Maple Leaf. New investors may find great comfort in buying Platinum coins. You may pay a bit more for a Platinum coin than you might for a comparable bullion product, but a coin’s attendant respectability may make for a more fulfilling buying experience. APMEX offers a wide variety of Platinum coins for your investing pleasure.
Buying Platinum bars is one of the most cost effective and easiest ways to own physical Platinum. Platinum bars are becoming a more and more popular bullion choice for many investors because they cost less over Platinum spot price than Platinum coins. Additionally, their uniform shape and size mean Platinum bars are easy to store and transfer. APMEX sells Platinum bars produced by PAMP Suisse and Valcambi, among others. Each Platinum bar is stamped with its exact Platinum weight and fineness along with a serial number for added security.
Platinum Bullion Bars
Platinum bullion bars come in a variety of sizes from 1 gram to 1 kilo, and every size in between! A commonly traded Platinum bar size is 1 ounce, often purchased by avid investors. Some of our most popular Platinum bars include the beautiful PAMP Suisse Lady Fortuna 1 ounce Platinum Bar and the respected Johnson Matthey 1 ounce Platinum Bar. No matter which Platinum bar you choose to add to your investment portfolio, you can rest assured knowing you’ll own a form of currency that has been recognized and accepted for centuries upon centuries.
Investors who are solely interested in the stable purchasing power of Platinum can find security in buying Platinum rounds. Platinum rounds are circular discs often manufactured by private mints, though sometimes produced by government mints. They have no “face value” and are not recognized as legal tender. Platinum rounds are not quite as diverse or collectible as Platinum coins, but are an excellent choice for those who want to invest in Platinum strictly as an anti-inflation hedge. Though not as collectible as some Platinum coins, Platinum rounds are minted to an equally high standard, and will feature beautifully detailed designs and clean striking. Platinum rounds typically sell for a lower premium relative to spot price and are an excellent addition to a mixed investment portfolio of Platinum rounds, Platinum coins and Platinum bars.
Platinum Coin Price
Platinum prices generally move separately from money markets, including the stock market. Influencing factors such as elections, political climate, and shifts in the supply and demand market play an important role in determining where the Platinum coin and bullion price goes.
Platinum coins do come in various sizes, with a wide selection available here at APMEX. Private mints and government mints produce high quality Platinum products available to you at competitive prices. Shop Platinum investment items today at APMEX.